Respiratory Care Education Financial Assistance Opportunities

updated 10/26/12

American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF)

The American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) offers several programs to students who are currently enrolled in accredited respiratory care programs. The Education Recognition Awards provides scholarships to second and fourth year students enrolled in respiratory care education programs. Scholarships include a cash award ($1,000-2,500), certificate of recognition, airfare, one night lodging and registration to the AARC International Respiratory Congress. Information is available on their web site www.arcfoundation.org.

Lambda Beta Honor Society

The Lambda Beta Honor Society is the national honor society for the profession of respiratory care. The purpose of this Society is to promote, recognize, and honor scholarship, scholarly achievement, service, and character of students, graduates, and faculty members of the respiratory care profession. The Society provides scholarships to any student enrolled in respiratory care education program. Scholarships include a cash award ($500-$2000) and certificate of recognition. Further information is available through the Lambda Beta national office P.O. Box 15945-292, Lenexa, KS 66285; (913) 541-9077; http://www.lambdabeta.org/Pages/default.aspx.

South Dayton AMBUCs Scholarship

AMBUCS is a national service organization composed of a diverse group of men and women dedicated to creating independence and opportunities for people with disabilities. Their mission is accomplished by performing community service, providing Am Trykes to children with disabilities, and providing scholarships for therapists. The South Dayton chapter of AMBUCs provides scholarships to students enrolled in Kettering College respiratory care program. Scholarships include a cash award ($1,000-2,500) and a certificate of recognition.

Ohio Society for Respiratory Care (OSRC) Student Scholarship

The OSRC the state professional organization for respiratory care, awards up to three student scholarships, to students enrolled in an Ohio CoARC accredited Respiratory Care Program.  Students must be a resident of the state of Ohio and be a student member of the AARC.  The awards also include a certificate of recognition and free registration for the OSRC Annual Meeting held in Columbus, OH.  Up to three scholarships are available one $1,000 and two $500 scholarships.  Contact the Program Director for details.

Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE)

The Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE) is organized to help students, faculty members, and the general public learn about baccalaureate and graduate respiratory therapy education in the United States.  The CoBGRTE offers two scholarships each year to students enrolled in CoARC accredited baccalaureate and graduate respiratory therapy programs. Contact Program Director for details.

Other Scholarships

Information on other scholarship opportunities is available in the Financial Aid section of our website.